Cloud Storage and Online Backup’s: Pros and Cons
Now if were going in chronological order, online backup services have a clear lead on all things cloud and cloud related. Now we all know that an online backup service’s whole point is what allows your computer to save all files at a single moment in your computers time and preserve them for a moment they might become necessary again. This is often the case with situations such as hardware failure, the loss of computer data due to carelessness or even a computer virus wiping your computer’s memory. At the time it was considered a great step forward in technology to be able to protect your computer from risks such as these and the backup services were met with a great deal of positivity. One big drawback however was that this called for manual backups which were both time consuming and annoying many times throughout the year. But we’ve come a long way since then, and taken a great marathon of steps since the first online backup service. Now we have what everyone is talking about: the cloud.
The cloud is more like the next generation of storage utilities, as it features a wide array of different capabilities which are unbelievable when truly considered for what they are. The cloud is able to store simply staggeringly large amounts of data within your computer while leaving no trace of them on your actually hard drive which successfully eliminates the clutter from your computer and allows for a smoother running system. Not only does the cloud serve as a storage space for you junk though, it allows you to sync all the items you have within the cloud to any online capable device of your choosing. You can write an article on your laptop, and have it on your phone at the press of a button. If you’re studying for an exam, now you can type those notes up on your desktop at home and read them on the bus with the help of your tablet. The possibilities are endless for this useful and innovative service.
There is no way to deny the significance of the cloud data storage service as it marks a turning point for the way our society views internet files. We are becoming more comfortable with online storage technology rather than physical copies and this could do a lot of good for both the environment, and for us. Having the files online means we don’t necessarily need them in paper form, conserving the necessity for lumber being cut down and having them at the press of a button is so much nicer than riffling through all those papers anyway. One of the only drawbacks is one that’s very miniscule and that’s that many are unable to wrap their minds around paying for online storage. But that, like many other technologies, will come in time.